Dr. Nicolas (Nikolaos) A. Karakatsanis

Dr. Nicolas (Nikolaos) A. Karakatsanis is an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University in New York, NY. His current interests focus mainly on quantitative PET/MR and PET/CT imaging utilizing advanced PET tracer kinetic modeling and MR-driven motion compensation strategies for enhancing the theranostic value of molecular imaging in cardiology, oncology and neurology. Dr. Karakatsanis is also appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York to continue his work on cardiovascular PET/MR research which he started as a research scientist at the same institution (2015-2017). In addition, he had previously attended postdoctoral research fellow positions in the Divisions of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland (2014-2015) and Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA (2011-2013). Dr. Karakatsanis received Master and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2005 and 2010, respectively, from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. His PhD thesis was on the optimization of preclinical and clinical PET imaging systems performance and data acquisition protocols using Monte Carlo simulations. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and over 70 refereed proceedings in international meetings and conferences. Dr. Karakatsanis is a member of the Nuclear Medicine and
Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) organization and the elected secretary official (2019-2021) of the society’s Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council (PIDSC). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and elected (2017-2020) in the Nuclear Medical Imaging Sciences Council (NMISC) of the IEEE Nuclear Plasma and Sciences (NPSS) society. Dr. Karakatsanis has been certified by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (ABSNM) with a specialization in Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation.

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